The conference will explore the contributions of the disciplines of the Humanities to debating and constructing ideas and representations of the family. Based on the premise that conceptions of the family are wide-ranging and continually transforming, the conference will ask what constitutes a family, examining this question from the perspective of history, literature, law, and ethics. Topics considered will include inheritance, marriage, work, religious and utopian communities, violence, children, the relation of the family to the community, the nation, and the state, and changing conceptions of genders and sexualities.
Rooms are reserved at:
The Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro
733 West Madison
Chicago, IL. 60661
Ph : 312-829-5000
Contact: Lena Lahart
Rooms referenced under "The Humanities and the Family" will be charged at a cost of $159 per night (single/double) plus 15.4% occupancy tax.
The hotel is a short walk to the conference location. Dormitory lodging is not available If you need a disability accommodation to participate in the event, please contact Linda Vavra at least a week in advance at 312-996-6354.
The conference is organized by the 2007-08 Institute for the Humanities Executive Committee: John D'Emilio, History and Gender and Women's Studies; Stephen Engelmann, Political Science; Leon Fink, History; Lisa Freeman, English; Norma Moruzzi, Gender and Women's Studies and Political Science; Mary Beth Rose, Institute for the Humanities, English Department; Katrin Schultheiss, History and Gender and Women's Studies; and Linda Vavra, Institute for the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago
For more information, contact Linda Vavra Associate Director, Institute for the Humanities, 701 South Morgan, MC 206, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL. 60607-7040;at 312-996-6354 or firstname.lastname@example.org.